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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R. – Exceptional Children, 1989
The study with three sixth-grade learning-disabled students found that a self-instructional strategy to facilitate the generation, framing, and planning of argumentative essays had a positive effect on the students' writing performance and self-efficacy. Effects were maintained over time and transferred to a new setting and new writing genre.…
Descriptors: Essays, Generalization, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades
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Graham, Steve; And Others – Exceptional Children, 1992
Four fifth grade students with learning disabilities were taught a strategy to facilitate setting product and process goals, generating and organizing notes, continued planning during writing, and evaluating goal attainment. Strategy instruction had a positive effect on students' essay writing and knowledge of the writing process, and effects were…
Descriptors: Essays, Goal Orientation, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades
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Graham, Steve; And Others – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1995
The effects of a revising goal to "add information" on revising behavior and writing performance were examined for 70 5th and 6th graders. Students assigned the goal made more meaning-based changes and produced improved text quality. Procedural assistance did not appreciably enhance revising behavior or text quality. (SLD)
Descriptors: Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Berninger, Virginia W.; Vaughan, Katherine B.; Abbott, Robert D.; Abbott, Sylvia P.; Rogan, Laura Woodruff; Brooks, Allison; Reed, Elizabeth; Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1997
First graders at risk for handwriting problems (n=144) were assigned to 1 of 6 treatment conditions, including handwriting instruction and phonological awareness training. Converging evidence across multiple measures shows that combining numbered arrows and memory retrieval was the most effective treatment for improving both handwriting and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Handwriting, Memory
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Troia, Gary A.; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve – Exceptional Children, 1999
Three fifth graders with learning disabilities received instruction designed to help them incorporate three common planning strategies into their current approach to writing. Students learned to set goals, brainstorm ideas, and sequence their ideas while writing stories and completing assignments. The schematic structure of stories improved, and…
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Creative Writing, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades
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Graham, Steve – Reading Improvement, 1982
Reviews research showing that the SQ3R study method does not appear to be more effective than either traditional study techniques or the students' own methods of study. (FL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction
Graham, Steve; Henry, Nick – Diagnostique, 1981
A study involving 202 undergraduates and 115 regular educators examined the reliability of the Rucker-Gable Educational Programming Scale, a measure of teachers' attitudes toward and knowledge of appropriate program placement for handicapped children. Results showed the scale to be only moderately reliable. (SB)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level
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